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    Stay the course

    This is a dilemma all governments have to confront one time or the other in their tenures: How to balance shrill demands of populism against the needs of fiscal discipline. The case in hand is the recent reduction of Rs 2.50 per litre in the pump price of petrol. Of this, the Centre will pick up the tab for the cut of Rs 1.50 per litre while the oil marketing companies will

  • Supreme Court direction rattles Modi government

    The Supreme Court’s Directive to the Modi Government on October 10 asking it to provide the details of the decision making process on the Rafale deal to the Court in a sealed cover by October 29, has rattled the Modi Government. The Prime Minister’s Office which in fact spearheaded the revised agreement that was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 10, 2015 in Paris is in jitters as the entire

  • Congress alleges Modi government ‘manipulated’ Rafale deal process

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday accused the Modi government of “manipulating” the process of Rafale fighter jet agreement by “punishing” bureaucrats who raised objections to the deal and rewarding “obliging officials”, as Rahul Gandhi raised questions on Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s France visit.

  • US may give in on Indo-Russian deal

    The US is on the horns of a dilemma on India’s $5 billion deal with Russia for purchase of S-400 ‘Triumf’ surface-to-air missile systems. It is torn between silent glee that New Delhi is covering its flanks against any Chinese misadventures and the implicit irritation that Russia is stealing a march over it by striking the deal in defiance of threatened sanctions against the Russians for any trade deals.

  • Modi government gave unprecedented relief to farmers by raising rabi crops MSP: BJP chief Amit Shah

    New Delhi: Hailing the hike in the minimum support price of rabi crops as historic, BJP president Amit Shah Wednesday said that it will give unprecedented relief to farmers. Shah also took a dig at the previous governments, saying their schemes would be confined to files and manifestos but the Modi dispensation has been able to execute its schemes on the ground to the last word.

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    Spread fake news too, it helps party: Amit Shah

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has exhorted his party’s young cyber workers not to hesitate in spreading even fake news, lies and half-truths. His speech in Kota last week has been put on the party’s YouTube channel.  In a special focus on the social media propaganda, he laughed at a fake news story on Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh slapped his father that went viral and helped the BJP during

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    Maharashtra: Congress calls for second freedom struggle against Modi government

    Sevagram: With Prime Ministry Modi deftly appropriating Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy by invoking his name from time to time, the Congress is making a belated discovery of the relevance of the national icon on his 149th birth anniversary. So, the optics of the occasion came into play as the Congress Working committee met in Wardha in Maharashtra “once again” — 76 years after the CWC on July 14, 1942, adopted Mahatma Gandhi’s “Quit

  • Tinkering with tariffs futile

    Early on in its tenure, the Modi Government through its actions, and non-actions, served notice that the prime minister is not a liberaliser. He does not  believe in further opening up of the economy to foreign and domestic businesses. Nor does he believe in  disinvestment of loss-making public sector undertakings. Nor, for that matter,  would he offer special incentives to attract foreign investment. Modi is content to carry on as before, without

  • Congress restless because it couldn’t make money: Nirmala Sitharaman on Rafale deal

    Chennai: Attacking the Congress for its offensive against the Modi government on the Rafale deal, Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that the party was ‘restless’ because it could not make money. She accused the previous Congress government of negotiating with ‘brokers’ and not buying important equipment required for the defence forces.

  • Modi govt shunted Rafale whistle-blower: Congress

    New Delhi : Mounting a fresh attack over the Rafale deal, the Congress  on Thursday alleged that the Modi government had shunted a senior official who had raised concerns over pricing and rewarded another official who had overruled him, saying there were “perks” for “pleasing” the government to cover its “corruption tracks.”

  • BJP insulting Sardar Patel by making ‘Made in China’ statue: Rahul

    Satna : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Modi government for insulting India’s first Home Minister late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, saying that the statue being built for him in Gujarat is “Made in China”.

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